Tuesday, April 30, 2013

LONG DAY-- Tuesday as always


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Good Evening Friends,

I would have loved to have been here earlier, but this is the soonest I could get to my blog. We had a beautiful day here in the mid 70's and calm light breezes coming off from the ocean. Just got home from a late dinner and I really need to put my feet up for an hour or so and then I will be back to visit. In the mean time, I have a card that would love to be seen.   I am entering it an a few challenges. I think this might be the first time that I am using the PKS cute and cuddly faces I have had them for awhile. I just can't remember if I have used them or not. The new linky challenge will start on Thursday, but know that you can enter anything that was made in the month of MAY.


PTI
stampers select white
aqua mist bitty dots
Kraft card stock
Jenni bowlin ink
Momento tuxedo black ink
PKS cute and cuddly
Spellbinders anemone flower die



Challlenges:
Simon says: AG
PKS sketch
(I took a little artist license with this one)












Have a blessed evening, Diana




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Monday, April 29, 2013

Happy Monday!!!


CLICK HERE for the  DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge #108- Mothers day, ending May 7, 2013 

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Good Morning Friends,


The conference was awesome! We actually had 210 attendees- oops I didn't have enough cards made. I met a lot of new women, the guest speaker was wonderful so down to earth and approachable. Everyone really liked the message she delivered and  felt very special.  I slept almost all day yesterday, except for eating, I felt like a cat.  Things should get back to normal now that the conference is over.  I do have a few small jobs coming up, but I have cut back this year because of the shoulder injury.  I am always thinking of someone, so I thought why not make another thinking of you card.  So that is what I did. I hope you like it.



PTI Kraft card stock, stampers select white
Jenni Bowlin inks and momento tuxedo black

Challenges:
Kraft journal: pop of color
MIM:AG
613:AG
Sunday funday:AG


I hope you have a blessed day, Diana

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Week 2 Reminder Creative inspiration paints: Anything goes challenge



Happy Sunday!!!!
I wanted to pop in and remind you all about our challenge going on....

We are on week 2 of our
Inspired By: Anything Goes!
This is a sneak of my inspiration....
for all the details you can head back to the original posting HERE



We would LOVE to see all your entries!!!

Remember our challenges run for 2 weeks so you have until Saturday May 4th to link up and I will be back on Sunday May 5th with the Top 3, April Winner and the  next challenge!


Have a GREAT and blessed  week!

Diana
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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Conference Day


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Guess to win-- Click here




Hi Friends,

Have you missed me?  This has been one super busy week.  Everything came together beautifully.  We had about 190 sign ups so a bit short of the 200. I thought this might happen that is why I decided to do the guessing game--   CLICK HERE  for more info.  Not all of the cards are alike, but they are similar.  I spent all day yesterday getting the room ready for the conference. I had an awesome team working with me and they would not let me move anything.  So I just directed them on my visions and they carried them out.   It was wonderful, I was so blessed.

These are the cards I made for the bags and one of you will win a boxed set of 4.  Click on the link above to play along.


(obviously I love green )  wait until you see the tables-- they came out so nice.



Have a blessed day, Diana

Friday, April 26, 2013

Top five at Fantabulous cricut blog and winner at BBTB2



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Guess to win-- Click here



Good Morning firends,


Fantabulous Cricut






  I am so honored -- MY baby shower card was chosen as Number 1 over at Bitten by the bug and the same card got me a  top fiver  over at Fantabulous  Cricut blog


Have a blessed day, Diana

Thursday, April 25, 2013

DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE #108 MOTHER'S DAY



                                                                                                      #108 challenge ends May 7, 2013

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Hi Friends, 

Welcome to the  DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge.   I  really enjoyed seeing all the fun projects that have been entered into the Linky party and the Thankful Thursday  challenges. Here is a new challenge for you. I hope you will have fun.




DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #108


THEME:   Mother's day





This is the Mom's garden gifts from SVGcuts.com. I used a combination of card stock American crafts, coredinations and Graphics 45. The G-45 is secret garden wow what beautiful prints in this pack. I say that every time a new pack comes out.  This one is especially feminine and flowery, just perfect for Mothers day cards and projects


Here is a close up of the rose I made, it almost looks real. I will use this as part of my display on Saturday and then it is off to my mom for Mothers day.  (family: Try not ot show this to mom until it arrives)



Here is a close up of the band and some brads that I got awhile back at shop pumpkin spice


The challenge will be open until 11:59 PST  May 7, 2013.
3 entry limit



THE PRIZE

36- sheets 6x6 Basic Grey Plumeria  paper pad"


10 yards red and white striped twine









Challenges:
http://liliofthevalleythursdaychallenge.blogspot.com/2013/04/inspiration-photo.html Inspired by a photo
http://paperplaytime.blogspot.com/2013/04/ch-8-more-than-1-fold.html more than 1 fold
http://www.2creativechicks.com/2013/04/mothers-day-challenge-1-mid-post-3.htmlmothers day
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/2013/04/mim-137-with-pink-paper-paradise.html:ag
http://everydayisanoccasion.com/sunday-funday-8/:ag
http://exploringcricut.blogspot.com/2013/04/new-challenge-starts-today_22.html: may flowers





Have a blessed day, Diana

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

WINNER of the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE #107 RAIN

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New challenge begins tomorrow....


Good Evening Friends,

Before I share with you who the winner is, I want to share with you what I have a lot going on with the women's conference coming up - I am decorating a room that has to be put back the same way it was at the end of the conference. I want to make it lovely for women yet easy for me to put back because I know I will be tired by the end of the day.  I have been working on tomorrows post which has been very time consuming.  I hope you will all love it tomorrow.  I will be visiting you all later as soon as I get my pants hemmed and my placards finished for Saturday.



CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ENTRIES

CLICK  HERE FOR THE GUESS TO WIN



CONGRATULATIONS to the winner of the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY #107 CHALLENGE.
There were  entries.  I use random.org -what ever comes up is what I go with. Everyone has the same chance. I would find it very hard to choose, because there are so many awesome projects. You are all so talented and I like all of you. I wish I could give each of you prize.  maybe someday, for now I will settle for one a month







I used  Random.org to select the winner and
The winner is: Karon
CONGRATULATION!!!! : KARON
Please send me your e-mail so I can get your prize to you





Have a blessed day, Diana

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tuesday-- 3D GUY- reminder last day for challenge #107


CLICK HERE for the  DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge #107-RAIN, ending April 23, 2013 

CLICK HERE for the DL.ART Thankful Thursday April LINKY challenge ending April 30, 2013

Guess to win-- Click here





Good Morning Friends,

I thought I would give you a reminder that Challenge #107 ends tonight at midnight -Rain  and I am popping in to show you a fun and easy  3-D project  I made for Fantabulous Cricut challenge and Bitten by the bug.

This is a cut from Tags bags, boxes and more 2 cartridge, it all cuts out on one sheet, because my paper was only one sided I colored the white side in brown with a copic marker and then drew the stripes on the tie, next time I will do the stipes before I asssemble the box, but for sure it looks like a hand made tie.

I used my expression 2 and cut the project at fit to page. I like how it came out. I made it for a guy. 




I used DCWV Natural stack for this project.

Challenges
FCC:3d for a guy
BBTB2 container for a man



Have a blessed day, Diana

Monday, April 22, 2013

MOJO--Go get some


CLICK HERE for the  DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge #107-RAIN, ending April 23, 2013
CLICK HERE for the DL.ART Thankful Thursday April LINKY challenge ending April 30, 2013

GUESS TO WIN-- CLICK HERE





Good Evening  Friends,

I got a little mojo tonight--






My Craft Spot

My ribbon is from My Craft Spot gingerbread. The base is  Neenah  and embossed coredinations in ecru and sage. Stamps are from Graphics 45 A place in time. Kimberly has a new release this week and the design team has done an awesome job.  I was so inspired I had to make a postal card-- Don't you just love that ribbon?

Challenges:
MOJO:sketch
My Craft spot: postal-- not a challenge  a week long party

Have a blessed evening, Diana

Monday-Again


CLICK HERE for the  DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge #107-RAIN, ending April 23, 2013
CLICK HERE for the DL.ART Thankful Thursday April LINKY challenge ending April 30, 2013



See the post just before this one for the guess to win giveaway


Hi Again Friends,


So I spent the good part of the morning looking for something -- and isn't it always the way? -- I found it in the last place I looked.  I almost went out to the warehouse.


I was experimenting today with embossing powder and pearl ex, once I found it ( now you know what I was looking for).  I have had this stuff forever and never knew what to do with it.  I mixed it with watercolor a few times and it was OK  but it seemed to take away from the pureness of the water color, at least  for the effect I was looking for at the time.

This is definitely an experiment, I am not too happy with the outcome, but I do like the bird, lets see what I come up with by the end of the week, although I ma still working on these cards in between everything, trust me, While dinners cooking I score and fold, while sitting in the car I cut ribbon, while watching TV  I cut ribbon add bling etc. I'm sure you get the picture-- it is called plodding along, I have a goal and it is a joy to make each and everyone of these cards for the women that will receive them.  If just one woman out of the 200 gets joy out of getting the card I am blessed by that.




I just love how the bird came out



The crown came out a bit smudgy I think my next experiment will be on a darker card stock.


PTI: Kraft  and orange zest card stock
big and bossy embossing powder copic liner pen
ribbon reuse from older project
Autumn leaves stamps
Pearl ex:  silver, micro pearl and super russet

Challenges 
MIM:AG
Kraft journal: recycle 
Sunday funday:AG


Have a blessed day, Diana


Happy Monday -Guess????? for a chance to win


CLICK HERE for the  DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge #107-RAIN, ending April 23, 2013
CLICK HERE for the DL.ART Thankful Thursday April LINKY challenge ending April 30, 2013




Hi Friends,

Yesterday was not fun! I had a migraine-- ugh haven't had one of those in a while.   It was all I could do to look on the blog and publish the monitored comments.  Must be the change in weather, we had such a beautiful warm day yesterday.

I have 200 cards that I need to have finished by Friday for our annual women's conference, as of the 19th in the morning I had 2 done. Then we went out of town. Guess How many I had finished by the time I went to bed  Friday night?  See if you can guess-- Leave a comment and say how many you think I had finished and after the conference, I will send the the person that came the closest  a boxed set of 4 of the cards  I made for the conference.  Sorry I can't show them to you until after the conference as I want it to be a surprise to the women going -- some of you follow my blog.

If there is a tie, I will put the names in a bucket and pick  1 winner.
 You will have until Saturday midnight April 27th to put your guess in.



I do have a card here for the friendship challenge over at  my friend Janis site---Pause dream and enjoy.

I do think the dish running off with the spoon was a close friendship -- plus I had cereal this morning - so I know they a good friends.

I hope you enjoy it I am lovin' my hey diddle diddle cartridge that I took the time to look at I have had this cartridge for a long time.  Oh yes and my sentiment is from K. Andrews sentiment set "fashionable Friends"
this was missing for a awhile-- I found about 6 stamp sets that were mixed in with embossing folders -- What was I thinking. I spent most of the morning looking for something I know I have --

Have a great and blessed day friend, Diana

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Your Pawfect--- TAWS


CLICK HERE for the  DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge #107-RAIN, ending April 23, 2013
CLICK HERE for the DL.ART Thankful Thursday April LINKY challenge ending April 30, 2013



CLICK HERE for the  Creative Inspiration Challenge 

Inspired by: Anything goes


Hi Friends, 
I am just back quickly to enter a couple of card challenges.

I went out  for lunch today and had fish tacos maybe that's what made me think to make this fun card. This is my only stamp set from alley way stamps. Although I do have all their freebies and if you want them you can go here.

I am enter this in the Alley Way photo inspired challenge and the  Kraft journal --Clean and simple.




I used copic markers to color the stamped images and they are all from the Alley Way Stamps store.


Other challenges:
TAWS:photo-- link above
Kraft journal:CAS- link above
MIM:AG
613 ave. Create:AG


Have a blessed day, Diana

Creative Inspiration Paints Inspired by: Anything goes


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CLICK HERE for the DL.ART Thankful Thursday April LINKY challenge ending April 30, 2013



CLICK HERE for the  Creative Inspiration Challenge 

Inspired by: Anything goes



Thanks to all those who joined in our "Spring Colors" challenge, 
we enjoyed all your wonderful creations!

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This week's challenge is:
Inspired By: Anything Goes
Here's some inspiration:

I know you are all excited about this challenge and we get a lot of entries. I created this flower from a 
spellbinders die cut.


I used the Creative Inspirations shimmering paints to match the colors in the background of the
 patterned paper



I used the Creative Inspirations shimmering paints to match the colors in the background of the
 patterned paper

The cut file is from SVGcuts.com
The patterned paper I used is Graphics 45 Bird song



The colors I used that matched beautifully are goldamethyst  and canary. The very center is a jeweled inspiration. I tend to like these a lot if you have noticed


Inside my lamp is a battery operated tea light that you can get almost anywhere for a couple of dollars



 for more information on my project please visit my blog at 
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com


I hope you have enjoyed my project and will play along with this week's challenge!!
Remember you do not need to use CI Paints on your projects but if you have them we would LOVE to see how you used them!!
As always thanks for stopping by and
have a great  and blessed week!
DIANA L.

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General Challenge Rules

Each week you will be given a challenge to find inspiration in/from what ever the challenge theme is... you can be as literal or abstract in your inspiration as you want....Just make sure you can tie it back to the theme! Challenge closes at 6:00pm Eastern on Saturday.
You will always be able to jump back to the current challenge by clicking the "Current Challenge" link in our sidebar. The rules can always be found by clicking the tab "Challenge Rules" at the top of the page.
You do not need to use the Creative Inspirations Paints in your project, however, if you do, tell us which colors you used, and your name will go in the drawing twice! Each month, one person will win 5 jars of paint in the colors of their choice. The winner will be randomly drawn from all the people who have played that month, so make sure to join in on our challenges each week!
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Challenges:
Docerela: flowers
MIM:AG
Sunday funday: AG





Saturday, April 20, 2013

BUNDLE OF JOY

CLICK HERE for the  DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge #107-RAIN, ending April 23, 2013
CLICK HERE for the DL.ART Thankful Thursday April LINKY challenge ending April 30, 2013




This weeks  challenge at LSP is for you to make a  card,
project or layout, using some form of "BUNDLE OF JOY"

Link up at  my friend Karen's blog Little Scrap Pieces




I just love this stinkin' cute onsie




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Click on the link above and play along with our "Bundle of Joy"challenge".

Supplies:
Card stock-PTI- stampers select white
Images and patterned paper Nursery tails (IC)
Twine: Twinery,  Caribbean
Button my: stash
Gel pen: turquoise




Challenges:




Have a blessed day, Diana

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Bon Voyage-- May the Sun smile on your trip

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CLICK HERE for the  DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge #107-RAIN, ending April 23, 2013



Hi Friends,


Happy Friday!!
My SIL is visiting out from Virginia today so we will be having lunch and spending the day together. We should have a lot of fun. This may include a trip to Michael's yeah for me-- as you know I don't see those big stores too often.
This was really a fun card to make!  For my city-scape I used Art Deco and the patterns are from Hey diddle diddle-- love love love this cartridge I have hoarded this cartridge and finally pulled it out to use this past week. The airplane image and the bon voyage are also  hoarded items a stamp set that I had purchased over at Docerela creations.  The cloud image is from Paper trey Ink " Asian Fusion" I stamped that with Jenni Bowlin soap powder and then stamped it again with smokey shadow. The plain is stamped with PTI classic  Kraft. The sun is also from hey diddle diddle and the strips of patterned paper are from Basic Grey's Lucille collection they were scraps




I hope you like my card.

Challenges
Simon says: City-scape
Simply create too: hoarded stuff-HDD and AD carts, hardly used  and the stamp set

Have a blessed day, Diana


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Thursday, April 18, 2013

THIS IS WEEK #2 FOR THE DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE #107 RAIN


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CLICK HERE for the  DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge #107-RAIN, ending April 23, 2013






Hi Friends, 
Just a reminder-- this is week 2 of the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE
#107-- RAIN ( INSPIRED BY)  You can link up by clicking on the second link above or on the right side bar - the man holding the umbrella


I thought I would just share a "just a note" card that I made at the Scrapbook Expo. I made three cards in the card making class and I think I have enough from the card kit to make 5 more. Very pretty papers and it was from Hot off the press card kit.  Did that hour ever go quick. This was a very fast paced class.
I highly recommend taking workshops when you go to the expo.
1. It keeps you from shopping--plus you usually get enough in the class to make up for what the class cost.
2. you may learn something new
3. You meet new people

I hope to meet some of you at the next one.







The paper has a real sheen to it and it is very thick, between card stock and chipboard - but fun to work with.


Have a blessed day, Diana


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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

WEDNESDAY-- BBTB2 - FANTABULOUS--DTC AND MORE


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CLICK HERE for the  DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge #107-RAIN, ending April 23, 2013



Hi Friends,


How did we get to Wednesday already?

I have been on the phone all day with various companies trying to get mechanical things working.
I have to say I have always had a great experience with the people and the service at Provo craft. Today I spoke with two women, both very helpful-- Amberlee and Michelle.   My imagine is working with the gypsy-- Thanks you two. I don't like having to call Provo Craft, but when I do it is always  a joy.  life is good and there fore you shall see my cute card-- I hope you love it like I do.

I just found out my nephew and his wife are having a baby, but I think this looks like a girl invite-- so I thhink I better make it a boy invite-- and change the onsie  and the bottle to blue.


I used the Hey Diddle Diddle imagine cartridge fore all the images an dimagine more cards for the background paper. I have creative inspration jeweled imspirations on top of the umbrella and stickles on the stars the ribbon is from 3 girl jam

Challenges:
BBTB2:Baby
FCC; Umbrella
DTC: baby -- ( invitaitons)
DCD:Star
3 girl jam: ribbon and umbrella

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Happy Tuesday


CLICK HERE for the DL.ART Thankful Thursday LINKY PARTY challenge ending April 30, 2013
CLICK HERE for the  DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge #107-RAIN, ending April 23, 2013






Hi Friends, 

I'm running late I will fill you in on all the details later.


and the mistakes and what I learned.






It is now Wednesday morning and here are the details
I used George and Basic shapes to die cut the letters and number-- I embossed the letter on AC textured white card stock with Creative Inspirations Deliquesce pink. The embossing powder did not want to stay on the  card stock.  In the future if I want it to stay on I will not use a textured card stock or I will try for a juicier watermark ink.  After being away from it all day, I like how it came out-- talk about CAS-- Yes it is definitely that.  The rainbow image is from "up up and away"  PTI sentiment stamp set! It is all on stampers select white.




Have a blessed day Diana

Monday, April 15, 2013

What is Monday without your Mojo?


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CLICK HERE for the  DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge #107-RAIN, ending April 23, 2013


Happy Monday Friends,










So I love, love, love this paper collection !!  Is it awesome or what
Basic Grey Lucille. I got it at the scrapbook expo in Pleasanton  and I am just thrilled with it.
The booth was great the prices were not discounted too much.


Oh yes and my doily is from the silhouette on line store - look at the intricate cuts on there, I am always amazed with my new machine how well it cuts this doily is about 1.75 inches.
I hope you are as thrilled with my card as I am. It doesn't quite follow the sketch. I think the banner might need  something--- I better quit while I am ahead or I will start picking it apart.

Challenges:
Mojo: sketch
613 Avenue: AG- sketch optional


Have a great and blessed Monday everyone, Diana

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Make It Monday


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A couple of weeks ago I won over at Make it Monday -- I won 7 Bugaboo digi stamps  of my choice.

I thought I would enter their anything goes challenge this week with one of those Bugaboo stamps I used Copic markers to color it and then mounted it on two different types of paper Black& white herringbone and red and beige dots-- I went through my scrap stash- I am going to try and do that for the next few months. Either that or I ....................................?



It was really fun to color.


Challenges:
MIM:AG

I hope you like it. Have a blessed week, Diana

Is it a crime to have too much Fun?


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CLICK HERE for the  DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge #107-RAIN, ending April 23, 2013



Hi Friends,

Sorry I haven't been around much, but I have just been having too much fun.  I went to a christening today.

 One of my dear friends & her husband  had their baby baptized today along with her brother and his wife's little girl. Afterward there was a brunch reception at a local golf course with an Ocean view.


 It was a very pretty day in  the high 60's.


 This was the mimosa bar, There was also a coffee bar set up


 It was really lovely


 This was my favorite part, although I did like the apple sausage.


 The ocean is in the distance beyond the flag pole


Yum!  this was a yellow cake with raspberry filling, the frosting was very light and creamy


It was the perfect day!!




Thanks for stopping by, hope you are all blessed today, Diana
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